The world’s old­est nu­clear power plant was re­cently shut down in the UK af­ter 44 years of op­er­a­tion.

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Old­bury Power Sta­tion was the world’s Žrst com­mer­cial nu­clear op­er­a­tion, how­ever it has reached the end of its work­ing life – its 52,000 spent rods will be re­moved in the next few years and then shipped to a sep­a­rate fa­cil­ity to be re­pro­cessed. The plant it­self will take 80 years to safely dis­man­tle as ra­di­a­tion lev­els slowly drop and caus­tic chem­i­cals are cleaned up.

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